by Ottawa Fringe
June 20, 2008
As much as I’d like to deny it, we are not getting ideal weather for this year’s festival. Â While the reportÂ keeps changing, I think we should view the sunny days as pleasant surprises and prepare to get through short bouts of rain for nine more days. Â Dress in layers people, this is still Ottawa.
The first day of shows seemed to go well. Â I didn’t manage to see anything but I was getting strong reports back in the tent. Â The panic of scheduling is a phenomenon that fascinates me every year. Â If someone wants to see a hefty chunk of shows, they have to be prepared to occasionally travel from Alumni to Saw at a brisk pace. Â It’s to be expected. Â What I enjoy is the panicked visit to the tent to chat with people, try to drum up a date for the next show and then quickly engage into a “What have you seen?” discussion. Â So far, I have heard good things about Greed and Shadows in Bloom. Â Share your feelings on the first night of shows below.
Tonight’s preview’s will start a bit later, but come down to the tent and tell us what you’ve seen, what you’ve liked and wish Cara a Happy Birthday.